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BWA


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TR6 body removal
Posted by: BWA
Date: January 13, 2011 10:57PM

Hello guys I am getting close to removing the body from the frame on my TR6. I am in the process of removing fenders, hood, trunk lid, gas tank, windsheild, top, and seats. I plan on reinforcing the door openings before I move the body. I need to get at the underside to fix the back side of the sills and clean up the underside. I also want the frame to be completely exposed for the engine swap and cleanup of the frame.
My question is can I use my 3000lb engine hoist to lift the body and place it on its side to do this work? I would make wooden forms for the body to sit on. Is there any danger of damaging the body by doing this or is there any danger to me in doing this?
If I can do it this way then I do not have to buy or build a rotisserie.

Thanks
Byron


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: TR6 body removal
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: January 14, 2011 10:15AM

Hi Byron,

I used my engine hoist with a H frame and straps to lift body off the frame.

I would be willing to sell my rotisserie, H frame (for lifting) and a body dolly.

I could let all this go pretty cheap. I made the rotisserie and the body dolly myself.

This would set you up to do everything yourself without another person around.

I just need to figure a good price for the package and how to ship for cheap.

I have photos of the equipment on...[forum.britishv8.org]... my build sticky.

Calvin


motek
George Smathers
Spokane, WA
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09/12/2009 02:45PM

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1967 Morris Minor (48 hp @ crank!), 1971 TR6 302

Re: TR6 body removal
Posted by: motek
Date: January 15, 2011 09:02PM

I too used an engine hoist. I got it from harbor freight for under $100. I put a longer arm on it. People really like using rotisseries but I had almost no rust and I sent it out for sand blasting so I avoided it.

The body without all the attachments can also be lifted by two men. Once it was painted I didn't trust the hoist.


George



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rickv
Rick Vandenberg
Arvada, Colorado
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12/31/2010 12:26PM

Main British Car:
1972 Triumph TR6 Chevrolet 350

Re: TR6 body removal
Posted by: rickv
Date: January 16, 2011 11:42AM

I lifted my body by hand with the help of a friend, and placed it on a tall body cart with wheels. From a safety standpoint, I always do a critical lift with help or someone near. I have heard enough stories of a crazy accident that can take all the fun out of a project.
Rick


Dan B
Dan Blackwood
South Charleston, WV
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Registered:
11/06/2007 01:55PM

Main British Car:
1966 TR4A, 1980 TR7 Multiport EFI MegaSquirt on the TR4A. Lexus V8 pl

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Re: TR6 body removal
Posted by: Dan B
Date: January 16, 2011 04:28PM

If you have removed everything (i.e. wings, bonnet, bootlid, windscreen, doors, interior) then the tub isn't very heavy. Jim and I just lifted it off the frame and carried it to the barn. I think we set it on sawhorses. Of course my car is a TR4A, but there is little difference in weight stripped down that far.

Dan B


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Re: TR6 body removal
Posted by: BWA
Date: July 20, 2011 06:24PM

I have to gloat my friend and I have worked very hard and have built a rotisserie with attachments for both the TR6 frame and body. Today we got the thing all set up and now I can clean up the frame and suspension and paint it. That guy welding is my friend, he is a better welder than me. He designed it with Auto-cad and did all the welding, I did all the cutting, hole drilling, and grinding of the welds. We still have to fabricate the attachments for the tub.

Cheers

Byron
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74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1150 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: TR6 body removal
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: July 20, 2011 08:20PM

Byron,

It sure does make everything easier as you can almost do everything from a lazyboy chair.

Your frame in the back will be strong by the looks of the added bracing.

Keep posting your progress!

Calvin



motek
George Smathers
Spokane, WA
(117 posts)

Registered:
09/12/2009 02:45PM

Main British Car:
1967 Morris Minor (48 hp @ crank!), 1971 TR6 302

Re: TR6 body removal
Posted by: motek
Date: July 24, 2011 07:12PM

Watch it Byron, that rotisserie is making the rest of us look bad. ;)


George


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